Florists in Alexandria, PA
Find local Alexandria, Pennsylvania florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alexandria and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
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Nov 9, 2019
Flower etiquette has changed dramatically over time. But the type you give still sends a message. - The Washington Post
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Ashley Greer, owner of Atelier Ashley Flowers in Alexandria, Va., said clients tend to get stressed out about their flower choices. “Some people are very self-conscious when it comes to flowers and their impressions,” Greer says. “People think that the flowers they use at an event or that they send are a direct reflection on them. And they want to be careful that their arrangement reflects their taste, their style and the occasion.” Condolence flowers may be what people most obsess about. “When you are sending something for a funeral you want to be sensitive,” Greer says. “Sometimes people say they don’t want to send anything that looks fun. They prefer something white and green.”Dowling, whose studio is in Alexandria, says condolence flowers “don’t have to be all white. Having flowers that are soft and comforting and focus on texture is a good way to go. Make them personal, and possibly reflecting a certain flower the person loved. Then they can really evoke the sense of a warm hug.”New York flower designer and illustrator Cathy Graham says her go-to sympathy flowers include a paperwhite plant and a white or blue hydrangea plant that could bloom for a few weeks. “You don’t have to do all white, but I would not use bright, festive colors.”Don’t overlook household pets when you are creating a bouquet or arrangement to send to someone, says Graham. “Lilies and other flowers are bad for cats,” says Graham, who worries about that with her own two ginger cats Reggie and Cheddar. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals publishes a list of plants that are poisonous to pets.
The main thing with flowers is don’t overthink them. “People are so touched by your making the effort to send flowers that pretty much whatever you send will be appreciated,” Graham says. SKC Photography
Included in this Atelier Ashley Flowers design for a baby shower are ranunculus, which means radiant charm. It never hurts to let a woman who is about to give birth know that she is radiant, owner Ashley Greer says.
Anne Chertoff, chief operating officer of Beaumont Etiquette, a New York consulting firm, says it’s always a good idea to check on religious practices and customs. “People like to know the rules,” she says. “They can think about the message they want to get across. Then it’s up to them if and when they want to use the rules or break with them.” For instance, flowers for a funeral often center on lilies. But she says instead of flowers, it’s customary for Jews to send or bring food to the homes of the family who aren’t supposed to cook during the shiva, which lasts seven days, and also to feed people who come to pay respects to the family. “I’m Jewish, so I would send an edible arrangement,” she says. Amy Merrick, a flower designer who ran her own studio in Brooklyn and now focuses on events and teaching, says she’s found that many customers don’t have a very good knowledge of the varieties of flowers and place more importance on the style or mood of their arrangements. “The average person does have an interest in what flowers represent, but not in the historical context,” she says. People are sending their own messages, choosing them based on the personality of the recipient and the personality of the flowers. “I think buying a bunch of daisies signifies this is a sweet, free-spirited personality, whereas an orchid has a more elegant feel to it,” Merrick says.Tif Hunter
Daisies are good to send to someone who has a casual, free-spirited style, says Amy Merrick in her new book “On Flowers,” just published by Artisan Books.
In her new book “On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental ... Aug 22, 2019
McLean Farmers Market in Full Summer Bloom - Virginia Connection Newspapers
He hails from a family of farmers from Egypt.
“I knew everything about taking care of plants,” said Sharkawi. “When I graduated from the Alexandria agricultural college, I added scientific knowledge to my experience. That helped me a lot because agriculture is not traditional anymore. It's built on science. I attended a lot of conferences, learned from magazines. I was one of the first who started greenhouses in the US on the farm.”
Sharkawi has three daughters. From a young age, they helped him, but later they went their separate ways. “The eldest daughter is a chemical specialist. She works for the Army. My middle daughter is an engineer. She builds rockets. The youngest is a teacher. So, now I am doing all things by myself. I am growing, cooking, driving, and selling. I miss them very much..
Valentine Miller, the owner of the Valentine’s Bakery&Meats, talked about his large family all working at the farm. “My wife and I, my son and daughter, son-in-law and my nephew. I would say it's mostly our family. Only one girl helps with the bakery.” His truck is decorated with farm animals. His spot is the biggest at the market and one of the most popular. He handles all sales himself. “It’s a lot of work. But we are fine. We've been up here in this area in Northern Virginia for 20 years already.”
Four years ago, Andrea Young and her husband Dandy swapped their office work for the farm. Their 250-acre Hidden Creek Farm from Fauquier County is now successful and sustainable. Apart from high quality meat and eggs, the farm is also known for its wild honey as well as a large selection of homemade jams and baked goods.
Live music adds to any farmers market a festival vibe. The guitarist and singer Steve Smith plays old school blues every Friday. He contributes greatly to the relaxing atmosphere of the Farmers Market.
NEXT WEEK is going to be special because of the National Farmers Market Week. This event, with cooking demonstrations, games, kids’ activities, and raffles for gift baskets is running Aug. 9 at the Mclean Farmers market from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Aug 22, 2019
Grant Lake Treated for Flowering Rush | Local News - Voice Of Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Grant Lake in Douglas County was treated August 8 for an aquatic invasive species (AIS) called flowering rush. Douglas County AIS Prevention Coordinator Justin Swart, and Mark Ranweiler with the Department of Natural Resources accompanied workers from an aquatic plant and algae control company as they applied an herbicide to reduce the population of flowering rush.The DNR had previously removed some flowering rush plants in the lake by hand. It was discovered in mid-July by a retired DNR official.“We are fortunate that this officer spotted the flowering rush in its earliest stages, said AIS Prevention Coordinator Justin Swart. Treating it now should prevent it from spreading in Grant Lake and potentially to other lakes in the county.”Flowering rush looks similar to bulrush but it has a cluster of pink flowers on top. There is also a submerged form that does not produce flowers. Left untreated, it can grow up to four feet and overtake natural habitat, crowd out nativ... Aug 22, 2019
F.C. Florist Sends Bouquets to Congresswomen Targeted by Trump - Falls Church News Press
In response to in-fighting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) and four freshmen Democratic congresswomen — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — Trump chose to chime in with a tweet, asking “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?” That line in particular struck a racial connotation with Americans who watched the verbal barbs being traded, especially ones who are a part of the country’s immigrant community.
Rabinovich decided to lend some scented support to the congresswomen after seeing customers send floral arrangements to Pelosi as well as, as she put it, “an assistant for a well-known female singer” deliver some to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So the Russian refugee who immigrated to the U.S. when she was six years old sent custom arrangements to each of the congresswomens’ offices in D.C. as an act purely motivated by human decency.
“If somebody wants to withhold their support of a small business because they think it’s a political move then that’s ridiculous,” Rabinovich said, who mentioned that she hasn’t received a response from any of the congresswomen as of yet. “I don’t think anyone would fault me for doing something nice for someone. Just because I sent flowers to people in the Democratic party doesn’t mean I did anything negative to anyone in the Republican party.”
Rabinovich’s gesture landed her press coverage in other outlets, including American University’s WAMU, an interview on the Thom Hartmann Show a... Jun 22, 2019
Here Are The Best Native Plants For Gardens In McLean - McLean, VA Patch
Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Suite 100, Reston, VA 20190Nature By Design: 300 Calvert Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301Greenstreet Gardens, 1721 West Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 22302Earth Sangha Wild Plant Nursery, 10123 Commonwealth Boulevard Fairfax, VA 22032Americans spent a record $47.8 billion on lawn and garden retail sales in 2017, according to the National Gardening Survey. The average household spent more than $500 on gardening. And while older adults accounted for 35 percent of all gardeners, millennials were getting their hands and knees dirty at all-time high levels. Adults 18-34 accounted for 29 percent of all gardeners, the survey found. Among the recent trends — more people are investing in raised beds as opposed to digging holes, and they're spending money on apps rather than glossy gardening books. Patch national staffer Dan Hampton contributed to this report. Jun 22, 2019
Floral and lush, this $12 South African white wine blend blossoms in your glass - The Washington Post
Market at River Falls in Potomac, the Wine Harvest (Gaithersburg, Potomac). Available in Virginia at Aldie Peddler in Aldie, Balducci’s (Alexandria, McLean, Reston), Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery and Murphy Beverage in Winchester, Vintage Wines in Harrisonburg, Rio Hill Wine & Beer in Charlottesville.
Smith & Perry Pinot Noir 2015
Here’s an all-around tasty Oregon pinot noir, with Bing cherry and sarsaparilla flavors. It may be easy to finish this without realizing it, but you’ll want to savor this wine and save some for dinner. Distributed by Republic National: Available in the District at Ace Beverage, Circle Wine & Liquor, Rodman’s, Yes! Organic Market (various locations). Available in Maryland at Pine Orchard Liquors in Ellicott City, Wine Source in Baltimore.
Availability information is based on distributor records. Wines might not be in stock at every listed store and might be sold at additional stores. Prices are approximate. Check Winesearcher.com to verify availability, or ask a favorite wine store to order through a distributor.
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